Please keep the following points in mind during this Kirkpatrick Spring Training period:
- These Kirkpatrick Spring Training (KST) Teams were drawn randomly and placed on teams designated by the Manager’s last name. This will likely not be the team players will be on for regular season.
- The KST Teams are meant to give players added instruction time and allow Managers time to evaluate players more thoroughly than a simple few minutes at the old tryout format. This will hopefully increase parity during regular season play.
- All players are being given a KST shirt with their draft number on the back. These are to be worn at ALL practices, scrimmages and other activities around the PYB complex so Managers can know who they are evaluating. (Rookie is Blue. Minor is Red. Major is Grey.)
- Players are being given their regular season uniform pants during KST. It is up to the parents as to whether they wish to have them worn during the preseason or wait until regular season begins.
Just to reiterate – THERE WILL BE NO TRYOUTS for Rookie on February 11 and NO TRYOUTS for Minor and Major on February 18. Your assigned KST managers will be in touch with you soon.
We understand there may be some hiccups as we approach this new format but if our goal of making PYB players and coaches better for the long-term is shared and exhibited by us all we can be successful and overcome any short term uncertainty with patience, communication and selflessness.
PLEASE SHARE with those in Rookie, Minor and Major leagues. Thank you in advance